In this issue:
PH - more tips
pH balance is critical in this regard as it is difficult to feel Inspired, when your body is continually failing or just doesn't function as you would like.
pH sticks/rolls can be used to measure urine or saliva pH.
The aim is to have a first morning urine pH of 6.4 – 7.2.
Initially I recommend measuring the first morning urine pH after 5+ hours of sleep every morning for two weeks. This will provide a baseline for you to work from that will assist in modifying any supplementation as the pH changes.
If you need help with this you know who to call. I would then consider an appropriate protocol to assess and address these concerns.
Why give HCL? Isn't that more Acid?
Here's to less acid and more good health!
What about YouTube?
Right from the same idea as this quote - “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”
It seems we often underestimate our potential, how about a little inspiration.
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Health snippets(International News)
Pesticides linked to honeybee decline
Common crop pesticides have been shown for the first time to seriously harm bees by damaging their renowned ability to navigate home.
The new research strongly links the pesticides to the serious decline in honey bee numbers in the US and UK – a drop of around 50% in the last 25 years. The losses pose a threat to food supplies as bees pollinate a third of the food we eat such as tomatoes, beans, apples and strawberries.
Scientists found that bees consuming one pesticide suffered an 85% loss in the number of queens their nests produced, while another study showed a doubling in "disappeared" bees – those that failed to return from food foraging trips. The significance of the new work, published Science, is that it is the first carried out in realistic, open-air conditions.
Fish oils - Not only good for a healthy heart.
A review of literature published last year in the journal Nutrients confirms the scope of evidence supporting DHA's critical role in the evolution and maintenance of human physiology. From the late Paleolithic period, consumption of DHA-rich foods (i.e. seafood) began to correspond with brain development, which surged in the last 200,000 years. Modern science has delved deeply into this relationship, noting the technological and lifestyle changes that have contributed to radical alterations of dietary essential fatty acid ratios, and quite possibly certain negative health effects from inadequate DHA.
Current research shows conversion rates of ALA to DHA range considerably, but fall well below 1% in some adult populations. Along with other omega-3s, the availability of DHA within cell membranes matters significantly when it comes to the health of our cells and other functions critical to optimal cell functioning. The sum of evidence "may provide a biochemical basis for a beneficial role for DHA in metabolic syndrome and neurodegenerative disease processes," writes the author.
Specifically, DHA's role suggests that its anti-inflammatory effects may mitigate normal cognitive decline associated with aging, as well as the effects of more debilitating disorders such as Alzheimer's, and possibly Parkinson's Disease. Perhaps the strongest evidence for DHA's importance comes from studies with infants. This line of research finds evidence for superior visual acuity, emotional regulation, social behavior, communication, and neurodevelopment among children with higher levels of DHA consumption.
Despite the evidence supporting the importance of DHA, the modern Western diet is now largely deficient in this essential fat. However, as the cost of treating brain disorders continues to mount, research on DHA, along with improved EFA nutrition, takes on new relevance. Get your DHA from our Hoki Mega 3, its a local NZ product and it delivers excellent levels of preformed DHA at a reasonable price.
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Yours in good health,
Gary Beck, Naturopath,